The 2014 Sony hack rocked Hollywood and put the film community on high alert. However, HBO has become the latest victim targeted and rocked by hackers. According to reports, a massive hack occurred on Sunday, which reportedly claimed 1.5 terabytes of data including new episodes of Thrones, Ballers and Room 104.
HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information, the network to Entertainment Weekly. We immediately began investigating the incident and are working with law enforcement and outside cybersecurity firms. Data protection is a top priority at HBO, and we take seriously our responsibility to protect the data we hold.
HBO did not go into the details but, Entertainment Weekly reports the hackers have already released episodes of Ballers and Room 104. Moreover, written synopsis related to the Game of Thrones have been posted online.
The hackers promised more material soon in an anonymous email sent to several entertainment reporters on Sunday.
Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. Whats its name? Oh I forget to tell. Its HBO and Game of Thrones !!!!!! You are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. Enjoy it & spread the words. Whoever spreads well, we will have an interview with him. HBO is falling.
Despite the warning, the hackers have yet to release any actual episodes of Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler addressed the issue in an internal memo to all network employees.
I can assure you that senior leadership and our extraordinary technology team, along with outside experts, are working round the clock to protect our collective interests, . As has been the case with any challenge we have ever faced, I have absolutely no doubt that we will navigate our way through this successfully.